Burghound | Rating: 91Two bottles of this wine were tasted side by side, one with a near perfect fill level and the other with approximately 1| of ullage; interestingly, both of these bottles showed substantially better than did the magnum tasted some years ago (see herein). Initially, the lower fill bottle displayed much more expressive aromas of spice, hints of sous bois, leather and ample earth notes with surprisingly good freshness and vibrancy to the rich, medium full flavors. However, after 20 minutes the higher fill bottle came on with a rush and while it had a similar aroma and flavor profile, there was even better freshness and punch plus superior length. In either case, the wines were outstanding but particularly so for the vintage. Another bottle tasted in '05 was beautifully spicy but seriously tiring without the freshness or vibrancy.Author: Allen Meadows
Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (DRC) is Burgundy's most famous estate, producing all grand cru wines from 25 hectares of vines. The wines are made in extremely limited quantities and generate some of the highest prices on the market. DRC produces the grands crus Romanée-Conti, La Tâche, Richebourg, Romanée-Saint-Vivant, Grands Échezeaux, Échezeaux, and Montrachet, of which both Romanée Conti and La Tâche are monopoles.
Co-proprietor Aubert de Villaine has farmed the vineyards organically since 1986 and has adhered to traditional, natural winemaking practices. Only natural yeasts are used, and aging is done in 100% new oak. The wines are characterized by finesse, balance, and refinement. They clearly reflect a sense of place and have the ability to age while increasing in both character and value.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 6 bottles owned
- 3 collectors